Fuck the bullshit, lets see more fights.

It’s a few days before UFC 77 and as usual there’s the calm before the storm where there’s no news and very little to talk about. No one’s even really bothering to do predictions because Silva vs Franklin = Obvious and Sylvia vs Vera = Hey did you hear Randy Couture quit the UFC? In other words, the news going on lately has overshadowed the sport, and I can’t think this is a good thing.

While I love spraying shit all over MMA (thank you Xyience), I also happen to love watching fights. If there was a Nirvana out there, it would consist of me, a bottomless beer cooler, Loretta Hunt, and just fights. No politics. No machinations. No retardo blogs discussing the latest intrigue. Just fights.

Why in god’s name I’m reduced to covering Evander Holyfield boxing matches at this point in MMA’s development is beyond me. I’m not doing it because it’s fun. There’s just not enough high-calibre events going on right now. Why we have to go a month between events also outside the realm of my comprehension. When the UFC bought PRIDE and the WEC I was hoping this would mean 3 times the amount of MMA. Now they’ve disposed of PRIDE like a transient hooker and the WEC isn’t back for another two cocksucking months.

Mark Cuban is apparently pawning his wristwatch to finance his MMA department, ProElite can’t seem to figure out how to schedule an event that’s not within 10 days of the UFC, and I’d rather watch puppy dog snuff films than expose myself to more IFL. Yesterday out of desperation I turned on Inside MMA and even that had gone to shit. Where last week they had Josh Barnett, Ken Pavia, and Dan Henderson, this week they had some amateur lame-o, Kevin Iole, and some guy from ‘Bionic Woman’. What the fuck? WHAT THE FUCK???

I don’t know if things are always this gay or I’m just becoming jaded, but I am not a happy MMA fan right now. Before I used to put up with all the shit going on because of the promise that all the politics going on would mean a better product for fans down the road. But now that I’ve been closely following stuff for a while I’ve come to the realization that this is bullshit. Perhaps everything is so close to happening now that when Wand vs Chuck falls apart for the 15th time or Fedor vs Couture evaporates it’s like getting robbed on Christmas Eve. Or maybe all the politics just gets in the way of good fights happening.

Anyways, thank God we’re going to UFC 77 and getting absolutely fucked. We’re gonna go on such a tear through Cincinnati that it’ll be legendary. Las Vegas ain’t gonna hold shit on us. I’ll be amazed if the city is left standing by the time we’re done with it.

  • Beau

    The lack of fights is killing me as well. After September I didn’t want to go back to once a month MMA. I may even order the shit fest that is UFC78 just so I have something else to watch (on second thought I download it, but I’ll watch it none the less). The Ultimate Fighter may not be that great of a show but I still watch because its the only fight content on TV where I don’t know who the winner is. It was also how I prevented my girlfriend from making me watch Top Chef or Americas Top Model, the old bible verse show for a show got me out of that one. Your boy Kevin Iole just said that the winner of Sylvia/Vera is fighting Nog in the new year for the title, apparently cancelling the Nog/Kongo bout. Why don’t you go read his mailbag and talk some shit about him so I have something else to read to get me through the rest of the work day.

  • http://www.ufcdaily.com Kris Karkoski

    I thought having an actor from Bionic Woman was a bit unrelated as well. I haven’t watched the episode (it’s on my DVR) but I had to turn it off temporarily when I saw the panel.

  • Beau

    I don’t watch that show but it sounds like The Best Damn Sports Show Period (AKA The worst fucking show you’ve ever seen). Who gives a crap what Tom Arnold thinks about anything, let alone sports.

  • steve24

    Don’t think because your going on a road trip for a few days you don’t have to work.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    the WEC is confusing the hell out of me. They have nothing, nada, til December? Who’s running that joint, a narcoleptic goat? Do they just stick a calendar under its ass and see where it shits? “Goat’s asleep, no events for a while”.

  • http://tanglebones.com/ Jemaleddin

    This is the period right before a PPV where important news is happening but not being reported, like Manny Gamburian dislocating his trick shoulder or Din Thomas growing out his afro because he’s scared shitless of KenFlo’s elbows. You know, stuff that would be really freakin helpful if you’re making fight predictions.

    Since the media isn’t going to report any of that stuff, here’s my made up news:

    * Anderson Silva isn’t bothering to train for his fight, instead spending his time trying to get his Steam-download of the Orange box to work. He’s thinking about just buying it for the XBox 360. Regardless, he’s quoted as saying, “No, I only prepare for fights, not beheadings.”

    * Rich Franklin is replacing his corner man with a priest and has put in the contract that he should brush up on last rights. The in-your-face Christian fighter is quoted as saying, “Well, at least I’m right with God going into the octagon.”

    * Brandon Vera sprained both knees practicing his stupid post-fight sumo/surfer stomp and pivot move. Seriously, knock that shit off Brandon.

  • ajadoniz

    Fightlinker: you guys have weird names up there in Canada land. Down here Nirvana consisted of Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.

  • John
  • http://kakutogigumi.blogspot.com Royal B.

    Welcome to a one brand industry.

  • kermit_01

    “Anyways, thank God we’re going to UFC 77 and getting absolutely fucked. We’re gonna go on such a tear through Cincinnati that it’ll be legendary. Las Vegas ain’t gonna hold shit on us. I’ll be amazed if the city is left standing by the time we’re done with it.”

    Just remember we have big boy prisons down here… :-p And you know we’ve just been itching for a preemptive strike against Canada for years. A wreckless free for all by two Canadian Terrorists through Cincinnati could be just enough to put it through Congress.

    As for the politics and such, I think its hard to be involved in blogging/reporting or anyone in the know and not become a bit jaded when you see fucked up things happening and can’t do anything about it. Thats why I take all reports pretty much on the cuff– if it happens great, if not oh well. Chuck and Wandy would be cool, we’ve all been waiting for it– however I could honestly give a shit if it were in December, Feburary, or next December. When it happens it’ll be worth seeing. They’ve been teasing that fight since they faced off in the Ring how many months ago.

    When ever I get aggravated like that I try and step back and look at it from the outside- try and remember what it was that made you a fan to begin with- but most of all don’t take anything seriously. When you get serious it’ll stop being fun and start being work.

  • kermit_01

    p.s.

    My perdictions

    Franklin/Silva – Franklin by submission (I just have this funny feeling)
    Vera/Syliva – Vera by TKO
    McDonald/Okami – McDonald by decesion
    Starns/Belcher – Starns by Submission
    Bonnar/Schafer – Bonner TKO
    Gurgel/Robinson – Gurgel by decesion

    I can’t remember who else is fighting… and I’m far to lazy to go look..

  • http://www.modosharks.com Lifer

    good intentions but you know you’re gonna get too drunk to even leave your hotel and you’ll end up playing dungeons and dragons all night.

  • http://myballs.com BigFern
  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com garth

    I love that petition. They actually have the term “Human cock fighting”. That makes me giggle. Dirty!

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